by Tigris Eden
Series: Shadow Unit #1
Published on June 18, 2012 by Book Rhythm
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Romance
A man's Past leads to his Future......
Agent Stone of the Shadow Unit's job is simple, most days. Work in the Shadows, police his own Kind.
When an unwanted assignment turns out to be his darkest fantasy from the past, Draven can't help but be conflicted by the memories of the past and his responsibilities in the future. But his decision has been made.
The Heart of a woman is Tested........
Jes can't let the tall dark agent back into her life.
How can she trust any man after what she's endured. Years of abuse have broken her down and she doesn't have room for more. The man she turns to for help hasn't abused her physically but he's tormented her emotionally. A past betrayal left her scarred, but also brought her life.
Can she accept him into her heart and trust him again?
One will survive and adapt, the other will realize hearts can be mended even if it’s a bit too late.
The road to forgiveness sometimes only brings more pain. Unexpected events set their lives on two separate tracks leading to one outcome. Lives will be changed and an emotional battle to save their souls will leave them both trapped and enslaved in their need for one another.
I was lucky enough to win an eCopy of Enslaved in Shadows during a Twitter party to promote the book. I love a good paranormal romance and this was no exception. The characters were solid and made me laugh more times than not, and they interacted well with each other. I wasn’t a huge fan of Draven and Jes’s relationship arc. I felt like it moved too fast but while I was reading, I didn’t mind, passing it off as “well he’s a werewolf so guess this is normal.”
The beginning was probably my least favorite part. I know it’s a given to have sex in a romance novel and that’s fine, but I didn’t like that it was the very first thing. That’s usually a turn-off for me but I read on and the story was much better once the “5 years” went by. I especially liked the ending (sorry everyone, not so happily ever after BUT so good anyway) which left me wanting more. Like, a cliffhanger so big I might fall off waiting for the next book.
Enslaved in Shadows is definitely an adult book and I would not recommend it to younger readers. For everyone else, this is a great start to a new paranormal romance series and just what I would expect from the genre. Sure, there are cliches, but cliches wouldn’t exist if people didn’t like to read them. Great beach read!